I’m back on WordPress and I thought for the first post back why not talk about my favorite meal of the day and time of the day, Breakfast. Yep, it’s the goods. Breakfast is, if not, the most important meal of the day. It helps energize us and kickstart our bodies into go mode, giving us the fuel and nutrients we need to connect with the world.
This meal is especially important for the fastest growing members of our family, our children. Diving back into school routines, homework, after-school activities and everything else our lives consist of can be a lot to juggle – even for the masters. Even with no kids – career life, social life, and life in general can start becoming a giant to-do list — and when your to-do list has to-do lists that’s when you really know…it’s time to slow down and be still.
Yes, I just said ‘still’ — I know that word used to freak me out too — but trust me it’s a happy place when you allow it into your world – embrace it, nurture it and harbor it — your body, mind, and soul will thank you — and I think you’ll find out in due time that it’s a space, you too, will love.
Alright, alright – back to time. When time is limited, food choices & healthy eating is one of the first things to go…sad truth, but it happens…and that’s okay because I think I have an idea that might help. It’s what I call….cook once, eat multiple times. Be aware and prepare. Whoop, whoop.
Cook once, eat multiple times is a winner-winner chicken dinner mantra that I live by. Quinoa for example, is the main star of this breakfast bowl, and just a super star grain in general – giving our bodies the complex carbs, proteins, fiber among many other nutrients our body naturally thrives on. Cooking extra grains like quinoa, brown rice, and millet makes breakfast/lunch/dinner a little less daunting and way more enjoyable both for our bodies & minds. Plus, extra grains can be frozen and kept for up to a month – when you need that healthy meal in a hurry.
Feeding your body nutrient dense breakfast bowls gives you the energy and nutrients you need to stay happy, healthy, and whole – for all days to come.
Get cooking with whole grains & keep it simple. **Rinse quinoa before adding to water. Boil water, add grain, return to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed and grain is tender. Fluff with Fork. Enjoy.
Grain: Quinoa ||| Grain/Liquid Ratio: 1:2 Cups ||| Time: 15-20min
Warm Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (1 serving)
1/2 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Apple Diced
1 tbsp Almond Butter
Dash of Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Optional Toppings: Chopped Almonds, Pecans, Currants, Fresh Mint, Honey, Coconut Shreds, Goji Berries
1. Sauté diced apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little dash of honey on med/low heat until softened and fragrant.
2. Add Almond milk to pan and simmer for 2 minutes before adding quinoa. Allow to warm and then transfer the heavenly mixture to your breakfast bowl.
3. Top with 1 tbsp almond butter, chopped nuts, currants, a drizzle of honey and some fresh mint & any other goodies you enjoy.
love and light. xx Ky